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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Bahr, Peter Riley; Fagioli, Loris P.; Hetts, John; Hayward, Craig; Willett, Terrence; Lamoree, Daniel; Newell, Mallory A.; Sorey, Ken; Baker, Rachel B. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: Standardized placement tests remain the primary means by which new community college students are assessed and placed in the hierarchy of math and English coursework. A growing body of evidence indicates that placement tests tend to underestimate students' likelihood of achieving passing grades in college-level courses, leading to…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Accuracy, Community Colleges, Predictor Variables
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Lancaster, James R.; Lundberg, Carol A. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study asked how faculty behaviors and course decisions best predict learning gains for students. Next, it investigated how the identified engaging practices vary based on faculty employment status, course experience, course level taught, and teaching area. Method: The sample was taken from students and faculty at one community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty, Academic Achievement
Woods, Chenoa S.; Park, Toby; Hu, Shouping; Betrand Jones, Tamara – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: In recent years, developmental education (DE) reform has led to a restructuring of the placement process, redesigning of course instructional modalities, or implementing student support services to supplement developmental coursework. In Florida, recent legislative changes allowed students to opt out of placement testing and enroll…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Introductory Courses, Educational Change, Academic Advising
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Xu, Di; Ran, Florence Xiaotao; Fink, John; Jenkins, Davis; Dundar, Afet – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: This study develops an analytical framework for identifying effective partnerships between 2- and 4-year institutions that enable community college entrants to transfer to a 4-year institution and earn a bachelor's degree in a timely fashion. Method: Using the individual term-by-term college enrollment and degree records from the…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Partnerships in Education, Community Colleges, Regression (Statistics)
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Baber, Lorenzo DuBois – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: Despite significant attention from federal and state policy makers, postsecondary completion rates in the United States remain stratified across race and socioeconomic background. This study examines a community-based college readiness program for underrepresented students from low-resource neighborhoods in Chicago, Illinois. Method:…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Transitional Programs
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Li, Amy Y.; Gándara, Denisa; Assalone, Amanda – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: We investigate whether performance funding--an increasingly prevalent state policy that allocates appropriations based on outcomes that prioritize retention and completion--places minority-serving institutions (MSIs) at a financial disadvantage due to these institutions serving a greater proportion of historically underrepresented…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Minority Group Students, Funding Formulas
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Yamada, Hiroyuki; Bohannon, Angel X.; Grunow, Alicia; Thorn, Christopher A. – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: Quantway is a Carnegie Math Pathways initiative, which redesigns the content, pedagogy, and structure of traditional developmental mathematics courses to simultaneously tackle traditional barriers to student success and support a broad range of developmental students in achieving their mathematics potential. Specifically, Quantway is a…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Probability, Scores, Developmental Studies Programs
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Levin, John S.; Martin, Marie C.; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Hoggatt, Michael J. – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: With both policy pressures from state governments, including states' funding behaviors, and the logic of the institution deeply ingrained over decades, community colleges face considerable challenge in reconciling conflicting values and requirements. Yet, as organizations they adapt to survive, and outcomes of adaptation may lead to an…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, State Policy, Educational Change
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Hatch, Deryl K.; Mardock-Uman, Naomi; Garcia, Crystal E.; Johnson, Mary – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: Beyond understanding whether first-year student success interventions in community colleges are effective--for which there is mixed evidence in the literature--this study's purpose was to uncover how they work to realize observed outcomes, including at times unanticipated undesirable outcomes. Method: This qualitative multiple case…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Rosenbaum, Janet E. – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: Colleges have increased postsecondary educational access for youth, including individuals with disabilities, but completion rates remain low. This study tests the hypothesis that health conditions that reduce social integration predict lower educational attainment among college students. Method: The sample from the nationally…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments
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Li, Amy Y.; Kennedy, Alec I. – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: Performance funding (PF) policies allocate a portion of state funding to colleges based on student outcomes. This study is the first to account for policy type and design differences, and explores the impact of performance funding on three levels of credential completions: short-term certificates, medium-term certificates, and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Policy, Community Colleges, State Aid
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Martinez, Edna – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: The objective of this study was to explore organizational changes within the area of student services at one baccalaureate degree-granting community college. Method: Data were collected via in-depth semistructured interviews with faculty and administrators, observations, and organizational documents. Results: Analysis revealed extensive…
Descriptors: Service Learning, College Faculty, Administrators, Semi Structured Interviews
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Xu, Di; Dadgar, Mina – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: This article examines the effectiveness of remediation for community college students who are identified as having the lowest skills in math. Method: We use transcript data from a state community college system and take advantage of a regression discontinuity design that compares statistically identical students who are assigned to the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Remedial Mathematics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Sáenz, Victor B.; García-Louis, Claudia; Drake, Anna Peterson; Guida, Tonia – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study is to apply Yosso's community cultural wealth framework to the experiences of Latino male community college students to understand how they balance family obligations, work, and academics while also navigating their educational pathways. Method: The research team conducted 23 semistructured focus groups with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Hispanic American Students, Males
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